Lieberman: Enough Opposition to Nuclear Deal in Congress to Override Obama Veto

July 21, 2015

Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I., Conn.), Al Gore's 2000 running mate on the Democratic ticket, said that he believes there is enough opposition in Congress to the Iran nuclear deal to override a veto from President Obama.

"I think they're there," he said Tuesday on Fox Business. "They're not there now, but they can be there. In other words, if you combine those who clearly have said already they are going to be against it with those who have remained undecided, it's well over two-thirds in both chambers."

Lieberman said he knew members of Congress would take this vote seriously and consider its ramifications. The deal, which relieves sanctions and does not provide "anytime, anywhere" inspections of suspected nuclear activity, paves the way for the rogue regime to become a nuclear power and continue to fund terrorism worldwide.

"They know that they voted for sanctions ... Strong bipartisan majorities for a single reason—that economic sanctions on Iran would only come off if Iran's nuclear weapons program ended," Lieberman said. "This agreement does the opposite. Take the sanctions off, and after a period of years, they get to be a nuclear power."

Lieberman said the United States "conceded and conceded and conceded" to the Iranians in the agreement.

"I can't think of a vote that I cast, apart from the ones deploying American troops into combat, that was as important as this agreement is to the future security of the United States," Lieberman said.